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Converting An MFC Ribbon To Designer Format

Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I primarily work on MFC. In Visual Studio 2010, a ribbon designer was added which allows you to visually edit the ribbon used in your MFC application. This doesn’t help you, however, if you adopted the ribbon user interface with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and you...
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Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers). You can get it from here. Let’s ...
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MFC Application Instance Control

An interesting question, asked days ago in one of our C++ forums, was the following: A possible approach, based in mutex (mutual exclusion) objects, was posted a few hours later. In the proposed schema you declare a mutex object inside the MFC application class (i.e. the class header): When you define the MFC application ...
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The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 4 (Jan 22, 2010)

Paperli.PaperWidget.Show({ pid: 'visualc/news', width: 200, background: '#000666' }) Greetings!! The 4th issue of The Visual C++ Weekly is out there. This issue starts with an article due to C++ MVP Marc Gregoire on an extension that Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta brings to Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to allow animations. ...
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